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I guess I’m not prepared to go down that path but will, instead, mention the merits of a movie that won’t be to everyone’s taste but, actually suited mine rather well. Although it’s directed by Mar- tin McDonagh (who also wrote and co-produced the film) with the same brilliance he exhibited in my favourite movie of 2009, In Bruges, viewers are required to have a bit more courage in order to sit through Seven Psychopaths. And, when someone tells you it’s a hilarious tale about a dog-nap- ping gone wrong, don’t be fooled into think this is a cutesy comedy for dog lovers. It is about a dog all right (and a rather appealing one at that) but that’s where cute stops, and Cujo starts, in terms of the story, not the dog! This movie might be thought ‘deranged’ by some. It positively revels in gleeful violence with killings so bloody to make even moi cover my eyes on one or two occasions. So, right off, I’m telling read- ers who can’t ‘stomach’ blood and guts, teamed with psychotic behav- iours, to forget it; this film is not for them! Even those who love a big dol- lop of black humour may find the plot is lost at times, veering errati- cally this way and that, making the intellect work for laughs. But this is something easily overlooked by the true movie buff keen to see what McDonagh can do to follow such a tough act as In Bruges. Put simply, the film is about at struggling writer Marty Faranan (Colin Farrell) who has a title – you guessed it, Seven Psychopaths – and nothing else. Fortunately, or unfortunately, his good, and incidentally, psycho- pathic friend Billy (Sam Rockwell) has plenty of ideas, based on per- sonal experience. He is more than willing to help his friend find inspi- ration. In that mix is equally lunatic – and violent – gangster Charlie (Woody Harrelson). Charlie is also the owner of a Shih Tzu, named Bonny, stolen by himself and his dog-napping partner, Hans (Chris- topher Walken), who brings his own definition of madness and humour to this Tarantino-type film. I could say a lot more about Seven Psychopaths. Yes, it’s different, yes, it will leave many people in two minds and oth- ers of one mind – they won’t like it – and yes, it is disturbing, well, unless you’re a psycho yourself! But despite the film’s occasional weaknesses, and the fact that it left me wanting to shake some sense into Marty, McDonagh does a damn good job with a fine cast. And he even manages, in a most non-psychopathic way, to let a lit- tle emotion creep in as things come to a head. But I’ll say no more, the rest is for all those other psychos to discover. By Helen Perry Psych it to ‘em WHILE some say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, it seems some Kiwis are inclined to disagree. According to the Domino’s Lunchtime Survey, designed to investigate the lunchtime habits of New Zealanders, eight percent of respondents admitted to stealing workmates lunches, saying that if it was in the communal fridge it was fair game. A further quarter said the only thing holding them back was that none of their colleagues ever brought anything worth stealing! Commissioned by Dominos, the survey, which included 500 responses from workers across all industries, also shows Kiwis are feeling amorous about pizza, with more than half (56%) preferring it as their lunchtime treat. Sushi (33%) and last night’s leftovers (24%), also featured as favourite fare, while the least popular lunch options were hot baguettes, followed by healthy salads. However, when it comes to finding a slice of what they fancy, supermodel Rachel Hunter rated only third (22%) as a celebrity with whom to share a midday rendezvous, beaten to the bite by Paul Henry (23%) and the apple of so many people’s eye, Richie McCaw (32%). The survey also found that eating lunch ‘el desko’ is not a popular option, with a third of workers admitting they can’t wait to get away from their desks for a break come lunchtime, but close to the same number (36%) have worked through lunch during busy periods. Almost half of the respondents said they took 30 minutes for lunch before heading back to the grindstone, with approximately a fifth taking just 15 minutes. However, 17% said they took a full hour whenever they could, and 13% that they try to drag out lunchtimes as long as possible. Who ate all the pie(s)?
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